Trump calls for unity amid suspicious package scare

Washington: United States President Donald Trump condemned the suspicious packages mailed to several US leaders including former President Barack Obama and called for unity as the matter is being investigated.

Addressing an opioid event at the White House, Trump said, “I just want to tell you that in these times we have to unify, we have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.”

The US President further said that “the full weight of our government” is looking into the matter and will “bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.”

Trump also asserted that the safety of the American people is his “highest and absolute priority.”
US First Lady Melania Trump also addressed the issue and termed the act as “cowardly.” “We cannot tolerate those cowardly attacks and I strongly condemn all who choose violence,” she added.

Packages containing suspicious devices were mailed to several leaders including former President Barack Obama and former First lady Hillary Clinton. One of the packages was also found at the Time Warner Center, outside CNN office.